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Everything Shown At The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure Blanc. Here’s our …

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Kingdom Hearts’ Director Was ‘Picky’ About Sora in Smash Bros

Sora, the hero of Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series, was added to Nintendo’s mash-up brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last October, earning the distinction of being the final in addition to the game’s massive roster. It was a heartwarming announcement for a fighter who’s actually kinda cool to play. While many thought it surprising that …

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Mario Strikers Battle League Reviews Say It’s Solid But Thin

Screenshot: Nintendo For the first time in more than a decade, Mario returns to the pitch. Mario Strikers: Battle League, a revival of Nintendo’s long-dormant soccer series, hits the Nintendo Switch on Friday. Nintendo did not provide Kotaku with an early copy of the game for reviews. We’re experiencing it, and its press cycle, alongside …

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Round Up: The Reviews Are In For Mario Strikers: Battle League

Image: Nintendo Life The latest entry in the Mario Strikers series is right around the corner and reviews are starting to trickle in. But what’s the general consensus on Mario Strikers: Battle League? Well, we’ve rounded up some verdicts to give you lovely people a better idea. Before we dive in, however, make sure you …

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GDC Clip Shows Activision Blizzard Diversity Tool Always Sucked

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) Activision Blizzard touted its Diversity Space Tool in a blog post on May 12, in which it claimed that both the Call of Duty: Vanguard and Overwatch 2 Development teams beta tested the tool with much enthusiasm, then quickly walked this statement back on May 13 and said the tool …

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Mario Strikers Daisy Fandom Is Ready To Riot Against Nintendo

In an ideal world, Battle League gets kaiju Daisy DLC.Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Nintendo fans are currently up in arms, but not over graphical downgrades or Pokédex revamps. Nope, this time, it’s over a shunned character in an upcoming game, and not even an A-lister at that: Princess Daisy isn’t in Mario Strikers: Battle League. …

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Nintendo Hypes Splatoon 3 And More As Labor Complaints Continue

Image: Nintendo / MobyGames / Kotaku It’s been nearly a month since a former employee filed a National Labor Relations Board complaint against Nintendo alleging surveillance, coercion, and retaliation. Outside of an initial statement denying the company engaged in union-busting, the house of Mario has remained publicly silent in the face of an increasing number …

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Dragon Age 4 QA Devs Say They’re Unionizing RE: Bad Pay, Safety

Image: BioWare / EA The video game industry is currently undergoing a small but wave of developer organizing. Last week it even reached the halls of famed RPG maker BioWarewhere a group of QA contractors working on Dragon Age 4 revealed their intention to unionize. The two biggest reasons why? Bad pay and concerns over …

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